Some 330 were living there when the mayor called last summer for residents to be relocated.
Scott Pruitt, the EPA chief in the administration of Republican President Donald Trump, joined dozens of other states in challenging the rule when he was attorney general of oil-producing Oklahoma.
The Environmental Protection Agency also provides important technical assistance as the City of Flint recovers from the water crisis and considers a transition to a new water source.
The leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to tour an IN public-housing complex where roughly 1,000 people were ordered evacuated because of lead contamination. "Stop corporate greed. Fully fund the EPA".
Environmentalists say USS Lead Superfund in East Chicago, Indiana, is the poster child of environmental injustice. During a pilot study, the federal agency also found elevated levels of lead in drinking water at some homes. The president's proposed budget cuts Superfund - the program responsible for the East Chicago cleanup - by $330 million.
Emails obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request showed EPA had a role in the city's decision to change the chemical it was using to control corrosion of lead pipes.
The release said the administrative stay will last as long as litigation is ongoing.
Later, during a rally outside Carrie Gosch Elementary School, Lopez said she sought testing at the Mayo Clinic that showed she has lead, arsenic and another toxic metal in her bones. The NAACP presented Pruitt with a list of demands, including a call for an executive order that would include a greater commitment to communities like East Chicago.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has told oil and gas industry leaders that the agency will reconsider its methane emissions rule following a petition from industry leaders, a move decried by environmentalists.
"We stand at the side of anybody who supports the residents".
"There are proven, low-priced ways to capture methane instead of letting it pollute our air, and the last administration put in place standards to make sure we do just that", Michelle Robinson, a director at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said in a press statement after the news. We will ensure that this issue is before the public. "Rolling back these rules would be a mistake not just for today, but for generations in the future".
But what can we expect in a world where the EPA answers to the economic concerns of the very industries it should be monitoring? We call upon the governor.
Trump issued another executive order in early March asking the EPA to repeal and replace the Clean Water Rule, also known as the Waters of the USA rule.